Tuesday, November 06, 2007

A Great Case of Weasel Wording

A study finds that Swiss teens smoking only pot are better adjusted and more functional than teens smoking both pot and tobacco. In fact, the pot-only smokers “are more socially driven and have no more psychosocial problems than those who abstain from both substances.” So what’s the report’s conclusion?

Although teens who smoke both marijuana and tobacco seem to have more psychosocial problems and thus may be worthy targets for preventive intervention, those who smoke marijuana only also should be monitored closely and counseled. "In any case, and even though they do not seem to have great personal, family, or academic problems, the situation of those adolescents who use cannabis but who declare not using tobacco should not be trivialized," the authors conclude.

In fact, let’s make those kids felons. See how we’ve made rational thought impossible with this stuff?

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